|Project by dtblack||posted 03-03-2012 07:17 PM||3877 views||16 times favorited||18 comments|
I built this pair of Shaker inspired nightstands to match a companion lingerie chest. The whole set is employed in a guest bedroom.
The legs, aprons and top are constructed from curly maple. The drawer fronts are birds eye maple, and the drawer sides and backs are crafted from spalted maple (white rot, but no zone lines.) The knobs are curly maple that were purchased from an online vendor.
Finish was water-based aniline dye topped with three light coats of clear satin wiping varnish.
I am nearing the end of a nice pile of curly maple I acquired some time ago from a local sawyer, and the last of the remaining stock will be used for a sofa/side table. I really enjoyed working with figured maple, but am looking forward to getting into a pile of cherry that I have been sitting on! I think my tools (and patience) will appreciate the much needed break from the rigors figured wood presents. . .